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General

Sydney, as the most populous city in Australia, is a state capital of New South Wales. Some people call this city as a gateway to the rest of Australia. Sydney is one of the most expensive cities in the world. It was ranked by Mercer Quality of Living Survey in 2014 as tenth in the world in terms of quality of living and eleventh for economic opportunity. Moreover, Sydney is one of the most livable cities in the world and one among the top fifteen most-visited cities. There is one interesting fact that 60% of Australia's top companies are headquartered in Sydney. 

10M

international and domestic visitors each year

2nd

friendliest destination in the world

60%

of Australia's top companies are headquartered in Sydney


Cost of living

Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre $ 2,008
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre $ 1,451
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre $ 3,440
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre $ 2,348
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment $ 132
  • Internet $ 53
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) $ 3
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) $ 143
  • Taxi 1km ride $ 1.7
  • Gasoline (1 liter) $ 1
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket $ 45                                                                                                                                                                                        milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch $ 11
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course $ 60
  • Beer $ 6
  • Cappuccino (regular) $ 3
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) $ 2.4
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult $ 57
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat $ 15

Healthcare

Sydney has many hospitals and medical research universities. Here you can find the list of hospitals in Sydney. As English is an official language, it is very suitable to communicate with doctors in Sydney without any trouble for every expat. 

Medications are provided by chemists in Australia and can be found easily. Furthermore, there are one or two pharmacies that work 24 hours in Sydney. 

Healthcare in Australia provides a big amount of services and can be private or governmental. A large part of the cost of health services is paid by the federal government via the national health care system known as “medicare.” Dentistry, optometry, and ambulance transport are not covered, so patients must pay the full amount unless they hold a Health Care card, which may entitle them to subsidized access. Furthermore, in Australia is available an online summary of citizens medical information, which is called “My Health Record”.

More about Health care in Australia


Education

There is a three-level educational system in Australia: Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degrees. There is one interesting fact that in Australia it is quite common to enroll combined Bachelor Degree. For example, law and science, commerce and arts, etc.

There are only 38 public universities and 3 private universities in Australia, but also many other institutions offer higher education courses. The average cost per year of study in Australia for international students is $36,650, but there are a lot of scholarships.

More about Higher education in Australia
List of Universities in Sydney


Climate

Sydney, as a city with a humid subtropical climate, is considered as a place with warm summers and rains. The average temperature in summer is 18°C (64°F) and in winter 26,5°C (80°F). Furthermore, Sydney receives up to 20 thunderstorms per year. There is one interesting fact that the last reported snowfall in Sydney was in 1836.

 18°C

average summer temperature

27°C

average winter temperature


Safety

Sydney, as a safe city, has a safety level of 61% safe according to Numbeo's rating. Furthermore, this city was chosen the safest and friendliest city in Australia. And about crime, Sydney is also safe for residents.

62/100

Numbeo Safety Index


Economy

Sydney, as a city with the largest economy in Australia, is notable in almost all areas such as finance, distribution etc. For instance, more than 75% of banks in Australia is headquartered in Sydney. Moreover, professional services sector in engineering, health, scientific areas is growing every day. That's why a lot of jobs are added every day. Sydney can be called a city for investments, start-ups and professional relocation.

$2314

Minimum monthly salary

$4478

Average monthly

salary


People

Expat communities are common in Sydney, so there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help, if it is needed. Here are some of them:

InterNations
Expat Meetups in Sydney

  • General

    Sydney, as the most populous city in Australia, is a state capital of New South Wales. Some people call this city as a gateway to the rest of Australia. Sydney is one of the most expensive cities in the world. It was ranked by Mercer Quality of Living Survey in 2014 as tenth in the world in terms of quality of living and eleventh for economic opportunity. Moreover, Sydney is one of the most livable cities in the world and one among the top fifteen most-visited cities. There is one interesting fact that 60% of Australia's top companies are headquartered in Sydney. 

    10M

    international and domestic visitors each year

    2nd

    friendliest destination in the world

    60%

    of Australia's top companies are headquartered in Sydney

  • Cost of living

    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre $ 2,008
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre $ 1,451
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre $ 3,440
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre $ 2,348
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment $ 132
    • Internet $ 53
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) $ 3
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) $ 143
    • Taxi 1km ride $ 1.7
    • Gasoline (1 liter) $ 1
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket $ 45                                                                                                                                                                                        milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
    • Lunch $ 11
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course $ 60
    • Beer $ 6
    • Cappuccino (regular) $ 3
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) $ 2.4
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult $ 57
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat $ 15
  • Healthcare

    Sydney has many hospitals and medical research universities. Here you can find the list of hospitals in Sydney. As English is an official language, it is very suitable to communicate with doctors in Sydney without any trouble for every expat. 

    Medications are provided by chemists in Australia and can be found easily. Furthermore, there are one or two pharmacies that work 24 hours in Sydney. 

    Healthcare in Australia provides a big amount of services and can be private or governmental. A large part of the cost of health services is paid by the federal government via the national health care system known as “medicare.” Dentistry, optometry, and ambulance transport are not covered, so patients must pay the full amount unless they hold a Health Care card, which may entitle them to subsidized access. Furthermore, in Australia is available an online summary of citizens medical information, which is called “My Health Record”.

    More about Health care in Australia

  • Education

    There is a three-level educational system in Australia: Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degrees. There is one interesting fact that in Australia it is quite common to enroll combined Bachelor Degree. For example, law and science, commerce and arts, etc.

    There are only 38 public universities and 3 private universities in Australia, but also many other institutions offer higher education courses. The average cost per year of study in Australia for international students is $36,650, but there are a lot of scholarships.

    More about Higher education in Australia
    List of Universities in Sydney

  • Climate

    Sydney, as a city with a humid subtropical climate, is considered as a place with warm summers and rains. The average temperature in summer is 18°C (64°F) and in winter 26,5°C (80°F). Furthermore, Sydney receives up to 20 thunderstorms per year. There is one interesting fact that the last reported snowfall in Sydney was in 1836.

     18°C

    average summer temperature

    27°C

    average winter temperature

  • Safety

    Sydney, as a safe city, has a safety level of 61% safe according to Numbeo's rating. Furthermore, this city was chosen the safest and friendliest city in Australia. And about crime, Sydney is also safe for residents.

    62/100

    Numbeo Safety Index

  • Economy

    Sydney, as a city with the largest economy in Australia, is notable in almost all areas such as finance, distribution etc. For instance, more than 75% of banks in Australia is headquartered in Sydney. Moreover, professional services sector in engineering, health, scientific areas is growing every day. That's why a lot of jobs are added every day. Sydney can be called a city for investments, start-ups and professional relocation.

    $2314

    Minimum monthly salary

    $4478

    Average monthly

    salary

  • People

    Expat communities are common in Sydney, so there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help, if it is needed. Here are some of them:

    InterNations
    Expat Meetups in Sydney

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